Monday, December 16, 2013

Reflections on "The Flair"

I've given further thought on my favorite sculpture in Atlanta and have to say that it's actually The Flair.

The Flair, Richard MacDonald
The Flair, Richard MacDonald
I've loved this sculpture since the first time I saw it, which was when I moved back to Atlanta in 2010, even though it was gifted for the 1996 Olympics when I lived here before.

The Flair, Richard MacDonald
The Flair, Richard MacDonald
Not only is this sculpture stunningly beautiful, it's set on the Atlanta skyline just in front of Georgia Dome, home of the Atlanta Falcons.

The Flair, Richard MacDonald
The Flair, Richard MacDonald
Obviously, artist Richard MacDonald is accomplished. My friend Ashley was the one who rekindled my affection for The Flair. We'd attended an Expo at the Georgia World Congress Center together, thus the opportunity to revisit The Flair.

The Flair, Richard MacDonald
The Flair, Richard MacDonald
Having lived in Atlanta during the 1996 Olympics, any monument to those Olympics is special to me. And as someone who wished he could move like this...well, what's not to love. 

The Flair, Richard MacDonald
The Flair, Richard MacDonald
Okay, okay..."back" to reality. 

I won't tell you how long I've had a gym membership and haven't gone. I'm relatively thin for my age, but I have to say that The Flair offers more than your standard inspiration to hit the gym, especially as we approach resolution season.

So....what are you planning to resolve for New Year's?

2 comments:

Terry said...

I've got a lot of favorites, one is Ray King's "Atlantis" inside the 191 Peachtree Building. Take the down escalator during business hours.

Travis S. Taylor said...

Truthfully, I too have several favorites....how can one not?! I'll have to check out "Atlantis"...I should know it, I used to work at 191 Peachtree Tower!